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Killing free speech by Judith Bergman

3525.png The OIC's highly ambitious plans to remove all references of Islam from terrorist acts erode freedom of speech. Those plans go severely underreported in the West. Mainstream journalists do not appear to find it dangerous that their freedom of speech should be supervised by the OIC, while Western governments, far from offering any resistance, appear, perhaps for votes, to be cozily going along with everything. ...
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Corbyn denounces former UK Chief Rabbi as poll shows antisemitism eroding his support by Benjamin Kerstein

corbyn.png In an extensive interview with Andrew Marr on the BBC, Corbyn blasted Sacks, saying, “I do actually find that quite hurtful and quite offensive. … I will say to rabbi Sacks, with all due respect, that is beyond excessive.” ...
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One speaker in a debate on whether the Labour leader is ‘unfit to be prime minister’ by Howard Jacobson

howard-jacobson-getty.jpg?f=16x9_xtr_h=576_xtr_w=1024_xtr_$p$f$h$w=c30a42a.png Could there, I wonder, be such a thing as an inadvertent antisemite? Jeremy claims to be a peace-maker. A peace-maker brings warring parties together. Why then do we only ever see him taking Palestinians to tea? Could it be that he just can’t remember to ask the Israelis? “Oh, bugger, I’ve forgotten to invite the Jews again.” ...
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Corbyn’s “Zionist” remarks were “most offensive” since Enoch Powell, says ex-chief Rabbi by George Eaton

gettyimages-513276704.jpg?itok=d4qtjcq1.png Rabbi Jonathan Sacks says recently reported remarks were “the most offensive made by a senior British politician since ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech”. ...
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Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘English Zionist’ defence ensures Labour’s anti-Semitism row will drag on by Patrick Maguire

gettyimages-943367508.jpg?itok=xddfmf-7.png The Labour leader has acknowledged that his remarks about British Zionists were problematic – but his clarification will only exacerbate the row. ...
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Labour’s new anti-Semitism has disturbingly old roots by James Bloodworth

gettyimages-947510314.jpg?w=1500_xtr_h=1000_xtr_crop=0.0.0.0.png Different strains of bigotry have come together under Jeremy Corbyn, and he can't fix it. ...
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Even pro-Palestinian activists are appalled by Jeremy Corbyn’s approach to Israel by James Sorene

Many organisations manage to be deeply critical of Israel even within the IHRA definition. Somehow even those organisations (eg HRW) are able to avoid the deeply offensive rhetoric which is ubiquitous within British Labour. The dark side of British Labour are now more or less aligned with those groups who believe violence is the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They fetishize armed “resistance” and harming Israeli civilians, believe there should be no dialogue with Israelis and deploy the most offensive antisemitic and extreme language in order to inflame communal tensions. ...
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Corbyn urged to address anti-Semitism or risk Labour turning its back on Jewish Scots 'for good' by Auslan Cramb

172065622-corbynbuyspa-news_trans_nvbqzqnjv4bqzgekzx3m936n5bqk4va8rqj6ra64k3taxf Labour has been warned that it risks turning its back on Scotland’s Jewish community “for good” unless Jeremy Corbyn uses his current visit to address the “clear” anti-Semitism in the party. ...
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UN chief proposes military force to protect Palestinians from Israel by AP and Times staff

000_17z3o0-e1532770350691-640x400.png Armed international mission among options floated by Guterres in response to General Assembly request for report on Hamas-led Gaza clashes ...
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German firms ignore EU appeal, end Iran projects by Editors

3054a4d3-4999-4232-92d7-7612debf9008.png Deutsche Telekom and Deutsche Bahn, two state-owned German companies, are following car manufacturer Daimler and mechanical engineering company Herrenknecht to withdraw from Iran because of US sanctions. ...
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Time for Palestinians to stop fighting lost battles by Daniel J. Arbess

Palestinians are finding that they are the last holdouts of an Arab world that has accepted Israel and will make peace with it. Arab leaders who truly want to help their people know the path is through creativity, negotiation and compromise - not so-called resistance ...
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If Israel has such bad PR, why does it remain so popular? by Andrew Silow-Carroll

Israel remains hugely popular among the American public. According to Gallup, 64 percent of the U.S. population sympathizes with the Israelis over the Palestinians, and only 19 percent say they sympathize more with the Palestinians. Congress remains firmly pro-Israel. Yes, a Pew survey in January showed a wide partisan divide over Israel, with 79 percent of Republicans and only 27 percent of Democratic sympathizing more with Israel than with the Palestinians. But the poll questions forced respondents to choose between Israelis and Palestinians (why not both?), and the results may have reflected only the deeply partisan nature of American politics — not anything you can hasbarah away. ...
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Netanyahu blasts Corbyn for honoring Munich massacre terrorists by A.P.

corbyn-wreath-750x400.png UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is under fire again, facing accusations that he participated in a wreath-laying ceremony to honor the perpetrators of a heinous terrorist attack that killed 11 Israelis at the 1972 Olympics. ...
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Why has Labour run the risk of alienating progressive Jews? by Nick Cohen

The British Labour Party’s decision to ignore a widely accepted definition of antisemitism simply beggars belief ...
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The rot set in with current affairs, and ABC news has since lost its bearings by Geoffrey Luck

7cde84f6d37f23b774be0993da7bd918?width=650.png ABC Managing Director Guthrie omits any mention of "accurate reporting" as an ABC goal. Rather, she describes the role of her journalists as “... their relentless drive to ensure that the institutions and processes which are the foundations of our democratic system work to the benefit of that community; their determination to provide a voice for the powerless, the weak and the intimidated; their ability to shine the light on malfeasance and corruption” ...
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Winning hasbara strategies by David Weinberg

This article summarises quite well what those of us who are trying to represent Israel's point of view need to take into account. I reccomend it to be widely circulated. Ralph ...
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Feckless West can’t keep falling for Hamas propaganda by Alexander Downer

The vast majority of Israelis favour a two-state solution with secure borders. But the Palestinians are more equivocal. At best, they regard the two-state solution as an interim arrangement. In the end they want one multicultural state incorporating Israel and the Palestinian Territories. ...
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I said Israel should be ashamed – now I am the one who is ashamed by Daniel Sugarman

gaza9a.png On Tuesday Daniel Sugarman wrote an article on the clashes at the Gaza border. Today he acknowledges that he was wrong. ...
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It’s too late to refom the Australian ABC by Janet Albrechtsen

cassidy_caricature.jpeg.png Given that "Insiders" did not provide informed and fair analysis of the UNHRC and the resolution last Friday, let's do it here. ...
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Nikki Haley: Israel DID act with restraint by Carol Morello

t_1526394512047_name_1920_danny_danon_scaled.png Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told an emergency meeting of the Security Council that Israel had acted with restraint. She dismissed suggestions that the violence was related to the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, and said that Hamas, backed by Iran, had urged protesters to burst through the fence separating Israel from the Gaza enclave. ...
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Does the media really understand the Gaza violence? by Simon Plosker

gaza-border-riots-feature-747x400.png There is only one winner in the current situation and Israelis are certainly not celebrating the bloodshed. The images of Israelis celebrating the US Embassy move at the same time, however, create a false image of Israeli insensitivity. Meanwhile Hamas leaders rejoice while Palestinian Arabs mourn. ...
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Australia blames Hamas for death of Palestinians in Gaza by Primrose Riordan

widget_xtr_td_bio=false.png Details of Australia's current government's position on recognition of Jerusalem as capitol of Israel. ...
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Me too. I complied with Hamas censorship by Matti Friedman

merlin_138225027_fcddc255-6a0a-4924-96ca-98c78ff477a4-articlelarge.jpg?quality=9 I (New York Times) complied with Hamas censorship in the form of a threat to one of our Gaza reporters and cut a key detail from an article: that Hamas fighters were disguised as civilians and were being counted as civilians in the death toll. ...
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Why we must stand with Trump and Israel to stop Iran from creating a Shiite empire by Julie Lenarz

telemmglpict000162879241_trans_nvbqzqnjv4bqqvzuuqpflyliwib6ntmjwfym0yypw4nrz756g A new Iran deal needs to limit all the regime's crimes, not just its nukes ...
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Special alert by Emily Gian

Rocket strikes - upon Israel - by Iran - from Syria. And response by Israel. ...
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U.S. Embassy prepares to move to Jerusalem by Nadav Shragai

embassy_signs_crop.jpg?resize=500%2c401.png US hammers a nail into the “coffin” of the 1947 UN Partition Resolution that called for the internationalization of Jerusalem. ...
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Incendiary balloons from Gaza cause damage to Israeli fields by Matan Tzuri, Elior Levy

8516465099681640360no.png Helium-filled balloons flown from the strip land in wheat field near Kibbutz Mefalsim and in Be'eri Forest; with harvest time fast approaching, the damages to the fields are estimated at hundreds of thousands of shekels. ...
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Labour anti-Semitism crisis: Holocaust survivor blasts Corbyn over row as he receives MBE by Harvey Gavin

labour-party-anti-semitism-row-local-elections-2018-955385.png A JEWISH holocaust survivor who was today honoured by the Queen has lashed out at Jeremy Corbyn over his handling of the anti-Semitism row which has dogged the Labour party. ...
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New York Times editors pray for Abbas’s 'exit' by The Editorial Board

03thu2web-articlelarge.jpg?quality=90_xtr_auto=webp.png NY Times Editors: Let Abbas’s Vile Words Be His Last as Palestinian Leader ...
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Even the EU found Abbas’s remarks inappropriate by Staff members

8502824099299640360no.png The European Union's foreign service condemned remarks on the Holocaust by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as "unacceptable," echoing criticism on Wednesday by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ...
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UNRWA is past its use by date by Morton Klein and Daniel Mandel

409044.png It is past time for two things to happen: the disbanding of UNRWA and its mandate, and the assumption of its duties by the UNHCR. ...
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Killing Jews - a European sport to this day by Jennifer Oriel

Judenrein. It was a normal flight home from Canberra. Passengers fidgeted with seatbelts, put on headphones in a pre-emptive strike against chatty strangers and jostled for armrest territory in cattle class. There was nothing ­remarkable as cabin crew helped with overhead lockers and a proud, elderly man declined ­assistance from a female attendant. As he lifted the baggage overhead, wobbling slightly from the strain, his coat sleeve slipped away. There, on his arm, was a row of numbers; the indelible tattoo of a Holocaust survivor. ...
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Mattis warns of Israel-Iran military confrontation in Syria by Joyce Karam

web-wo27-iran-mattis-jk.jpg?f=16x9_xtr_w=1200_xtr_$p$f$w=9c89d7b.png US defence secretary sees Israeli response to Iranian presence and arming of Hezbollah with sophisticated weaponry ...
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Nikki Haleys speech at UN by Nikki Haley

Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on the Middle East ...
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Haley to AIPAC: Our push to end UN anti-Israel bias is really a demand for peace by Eric Cortellessa

screen-shot-2018-03-06-at-12.53.10-am-e1520294460507-640x400.png The Trump administration’s insistence on fair treatment for Israel at the UN is “actually a demand for peace,” the US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told the AIPAC Policy Conference ...
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Snubbed by EU, Israeli cartoons slamming Iran go on display by Michael Bachner

3-e1519130023650-640x400.png European Parliament vetoes exhibition focusing on human rights violations in Islamic Republic as 'too controversial' ...
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I’m not Jewish but whatever I talk about I receive antisemitic abuse by John Mann

25485.png Imagine what it's like for Jews online. ...
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US vetoes UN Jerusalem resolution designed to reverse Trump recognition by Pamela Falk

nikkihaley.jpg#.png The United States vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution Monday that was proposed by Egypt and called for the reversal of President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The U.S. vetoed it in a 14-1 vote, which meant the resolution failed. ...
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German Justice Ministry Urges Ban on Kuwait Airways Over Israel Issue by Reuters

Christian Lange, parliamentary state secretary in the ministry, appealed to Chancellor Angela Merkel to personally advocate a ban on Kuwait Airways' operations in Germany. ...
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US threatens to close Palestinian office in Washington by Elise Labott, Kareem Khadder and Oren Liebermann

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ran afoul of the (US) law in September when he called on the ICC to investigate and prosecute Israel for war crimes against the Palestinians ...
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Kuwait Airways can bar Israeli passengers, German court rules by Alexander Pearson

41412849_303.png Kuwait Airways canceled an Israeli passenger's ticket because of their citizenship. Nothing wrong with that, said a court in Frankfurt — and provoked an outcry. ...
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Mexico stops supporting Palestinian claims at international forums by JNS.org and United with Israel Staff

f170914ahgpo08-640x400.png Recognising the rights of the Jewish state, Mexico will stop voting against Israel at the United Nations. ...
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AP Interview: Israel planning UN action against Iran by Josef Federman

israel_iran_interview_19563.jpg-626ef.jpg?uuid=ndab_mv7eeezikfr9cphaa.png Following the surprising resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister, Israel is planning a diplomatic offensive to step up pressure on Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah at the United Nations, a senior Israeli government minister said Thursday. ...
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A century since the Balfour Declaration by Daniel Mandel

balfour_decleration_march_toronto_1917-1-640x330.png Much to celebrate, despite all the distortions and lies and misrepresentations about its meaning and significance ever since. ...
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You can't analyze Israel without understanding the experiences of its people by Shimon Koffler Fogel

israel-palestinians-settlements.png Virtually every family has a personal connection to loss ...
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Balfour line-up has disintegrated by Raymond Apple

graphic.php?iid=1878.png ‘Early Christian writers spoke of a Jewish Restoration to the Holy Land. After the Reformation this became a movement. In English-speaking countries the 19th and early 20th centuries saw many strong Christian Zionists.’ ...
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UN Human Rights Council investigator ignores abuses by PA and Hamas - by Ben Evansky

1509072116765.jpg?ve=1_xtr_tl=1_xtr_text=big-top-image.png Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said The UN Human Rights Council has lost its legitimacy as it focuses obsessively on attacking Israel instead of working on resolving the real human rights problems plaguing the world. The Council has lost all touch with reality and the original intent upon which it was founded ...
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Senior US official: Trump concerned about Greater Jerusalem bill by David Rosenberg

792745.png A Senior Washington official says that Trump White House is concerned that 'Greater Jerusalem' law could undermine planned peace talks? ...
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Woman convicted of helping husband prepare UK terror attack by Editors

Madidah Taheer practised carrying out a knife attack at home in Birmingham with her husband Ummariyat Mirza ...
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EU funder forces an NGO to Remove terror whitewashing by Hana Levi Julian

ngo-monitor-image-696x584.png NGO Monitor's alerting of European funders forced an NGO to retract an inflammatory account of a terror attack. ...
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Anti-Balfour Declaration posters banned from London underground, buses by Stuart Winer

2512-640x400.png Banners showing contrasting images of Palestinians before and after 1948 fail to meet guidelines for sensitive issues ...
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California School Officials Refuse to Fight Antisemitism by Susan B Tuchman and David Kadosh

1460578148260.png AUSD officials have not disciplined antisemitic bullies in any serious way and have failed to protect the targeted Jewish students. After Natasha was threatened, school officials never even required the bullies to apologize to her. They gave no thought to Natasha’s physical and emotional well-being, and instead added to her trauma by leaving the bullies in her classes for the rest of the school year, where she had to face them day after day. ...
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Israel says Trump UNESCO pullout means 'new era' at United Nations by AFP

532f94a80f5f5f054e0f0f220dceaf47cc732acc.png Ambassador Danny Danon said in a statement the decision marked "a new era" at the United Nations, after the US State Department said the United States had decided to leave UNESCO, in part due to "continuing anti-Israel bias". ...
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Israel hacked Kaspersky, then tipped the NSA that its tools had been breached by Ellen Nakashima

security-kaspersky.jpg Israeli spies had found the hacking material on the network of Kaspersky Lab, the global anti-virus firm under a spotlight in the United States because of suspicions that its products facilitate Russian espionage. ...
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The United States withdraws from UNESCO by Heather Nauert

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 12, 2017 ...
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The rise of antisemitism in Australia has a distinctly American tone by Alex Ryvchin

This controversial article focuses on right-wing antisemitism. Read, and leave a comment. "Australian far-right discourse, while also targeting other minorities, has maintained an obsessive focus on the ‘Jewish problem’" ...
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ISIS sympathizers planned to 'Create the Next 9/11' with attacks on concerts, subways & Times square by Jonathan Dienst, Checkey Beckford and others

terror_suspects_planned_midtown_subway_attack.png What to know: Three men have been arrested in an alleged ISIS-inspired plot to target concerts, the subway system and Times Square in 2016. One of the suspects, Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, told an undercover agent that he aspired to "create the next 9/11" ...
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Tony Blair blasts Pink Floyd star Roger Waters who compared the Israeli government to Nazi Germany by Glen Owen

44e806a700000578-4937260-image-m-39_1506814978202.png Tony Blair says rock star Roger Waters said 'ideological poison' about Israel. The Pink Floyd singer compared the Israeli government to Nazi Germany. Mr Blair has frequently defended Israel's human rights record over Palestine. Labour’s annual party conference was dominated by alleged anti-Semitic beliefs ...
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Australians should say sorry to Jews for our lack of understanding by Rowan Dean

3fd4d2410453d4f4e95ced0d63b143d9?width=650.png IF YOU bump into anyone today who’s Jewish, do yourself a favour. Reach out, shake their hand and say “I’m sorry.” ...
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France attack: Knifeman shot dead by cops at Marseille train station after attacking passengers by Editors

4341c165541fed9e6504541749f32f79.png MORE details have emerged about a frenzied knife attack that killed two women at a train station in the French Mediterranean city of Marseille. ...
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Deadly knife attacks in Marseille, France, treated as act of terror by Elliot McLauchlin, Ben Marcus

Terror attack in Marseilles largely unreported ...
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Policeman attacked and four injured in Canada terror attack by Editors

1506884810352.png Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the stabbing of a police officer in Edmonton, Alberta, and resulting high-speed chase that injured four people as a "terrorist attack". ...
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How an Anti-Israel propaganda platform was turned around by Gerald Steinberg

richard-horton-the-lancet-copy-975x320.png The British publication The Lancet is one of the most influential medical journals in the world, and for many years, was used as a major platform for anti-Israeli demonization campaigns under the façade of science and medicine. Between 2001 and 2014, 264 articles on Palestinian and Israeli issues were published, a majority consisting of political opinion or commentary with little medical content.[1] Many included distorted or unsupported claims that Israel was responsible for premature births, deaths of Palestinians at checkpoints, cancer deaths, psychological disorders, and more.[2] In addition, The Lancet’s editor Richard Horton repeatedly condemned Israel, repeating the false allegations, for example, that “Tens of documented deaths, including of children, have been attributed to checkpoint delays.” ...
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Argentina probe finds prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered by Taos Turner

alberto-nisman-e1458718554628-640x400.png Investigators determine prosecutor investigating deadly AMIA Jewish center was drugged and beaten by two people, who tried to make crime scene look like a suicide ...
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Why legal avenues to mideast peace are misguided by Peter Berkowitz

The “juridification of politics”—to borrow a term from the French thinker Alexandre Kojève—erodes citizens’ civic habits by depriving them of the opportunity to resolve political controversies through democratic give-and-take. ...
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Palestinians disable Israeli school bus by Hannah Levi Julian

arabs-attacking-maaleh-hazeitim.png Jerusalem Arabs attacked a bus filled with Israeli seventh graders on Thursday night as they were riding back from the Mount of Olives after spending an inspirational visit at the grave sites of departed Torah sages on the eve of the Jewish New Year. ...
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Name-calling critics fail to refute ZOA’s concerns about McMaster by Mort Klein, Elizabeth Berney and Daniel Mandel

c5jjhvxucaagujp.png McMaster’s statements and actions appear to be diametrically opposed to President Donald Trump’s support for Israel, opposition to the Iran nuclear deal and determination to name and combat radical Islamist terrorism ...
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BRUTE causes - not root causes by Daniel Mandel

As with other earth-shattering events, the moment and place of learning the dread news of September 11, 2001 is etched into everyone’s memory. Equally well etched into mine are the rationalizations that were nimbly offered for the attacks by Osama Bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda by some intellectuals in the West. All of a piece, they came nonetheless in notable variety. ...
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Gillian Triggs runs moral equivalence line between canon and sharia law by Gerard Henderson

widget_xtr_td_bio=false.png In an extraordinary demonstration of moral equivalence, Professor Gillian Triggs, hero of many an ABC and Fairfax reporter claims that Sharia Law is no different than canon law. ...
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